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Recent Trends in Biotechnology and Therapeutic Applications of Medicinal Plants

Provides state-of-the-art information on the most innovative science, research and applications in medicinal plant sciences
Chapters on advance biotechnological tools applied in medicinal plant research
Includes recent novel research on therapeutic applications of natural plant products

By: Mohd Shahid (Editor), Anwar Shahzad (Editor), Abida Malik (Editor), Aastha Sahai (Editor)

357 pages, 4 colour & 6 b/w illustrations, 16 tables

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Jun 2013 | #225701 | ISBN-13: 9789400795556
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NHBS Price: £138.00 $176/€165 approx
Hardback | May 2013 | #205106 | ISBN-13: 9789400766020
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About this book

Recent Trends in Biotechnology and Therapeutic Applications of Medicinal Plants provides an overview of current trends in biotechnology and medicinal plant sciences. The work includes detailed chapters on various advance biotechnological tools involved in production of phytoactive compounds of medicinal significance. Some recent and novel research studies on therapeutic applications of different medicinal plants from various geographical regions of the world have also been included.

These studies report the antimicrobial activity of various natural plant products against various pathogenic microbial strains. Informative chapters on recent emerging applications of plant products such as source for nutraceuticals and vaccines have been integrated to cover latest advances in the field. Recent Trends in Biotechnology and Therapeutic Applications of Medicinal Plants also explores the conservation aspect of medicinal plants. Thus, chapters having comprehensively complied in vitro conservation protocols for various commercially important rare, threatened and endangered medicinal plants were provided in the present book.


Contents

Chapter 1 Phytoactive compounds from in vitro derived tissues
Chapter 2 Bioreactors: A rapid approach for secondary metabolite production
Chapter 3 Hairy Root Culture: An Efficient System for Secondary Metabolite Production
Chapter 4 Elicitation: An Alternative Approach towards commercialization of Secondary Metabolite Production
Chapter 5 Plant Natural Products as a potential source of antimicrobial agents: an overview and a glimpse on recent developments
Chapter 6 Recent Trends in Prevention and Treatment of Dental Caries and Periodontal Disease by Natural Plant Products
Chapter 7 Antimicrobial Activity of Plants Used In Mexico for Gastrointestinal and Respiratory Disorders
Chapter 8 Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry Pharmacological and Biotechnogical approaches of Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don
Chapter 9 Nutraceuticals- Recent Developments and Future Prospectives
Chapter 10 Plant Edible Vaccines: A Revolution in Vaccination
Chapter 11 Malaria and Phytomedicine
Chapter 12 In vitro conservation protocols for some rare medicinal plant species
Chapter 13 In vitro conservation protocols for some threatened medicinal-plant protocols
Chapter 14 In vitro conservation protocols for some endangered medicinal-plant protocols
Chapter 15 In vitro conservation protocols for some commercially important medicinal plants


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